To be competitive entrepreneurs have to innovate. Fortunately, the government sees this to and gives subsidy to companies to make innovation possible. This program is called IPC (Innovation Performance Contracts).
Innovations that are collectively developed in an IPC network of companies, focusses on process improvement, development of new products and services, development of new functionalities for communication products or the development of media and services (for example 3D printing). The companies focus on a joint innovation (collective) and their own company-specific innovation. The partnerships are supported by the IPC regulation. By the government through the NL Agency
In this project, Stivako supports companies for two years in their development. The company, a member of the IPCI platform, develop in their team new products, services or improve their production processes.
Stivako has the role as coordinating cooperation between the participating companies. The IPC project is a collaboration with Syntens (now the Chamber of Commerce). The IPCI networks are active for a period of two years. Consultants of the Dienstencentrum were involved as a consultant of applicants in the initial phase. They advise individual participants.
At the moment there is an IPC project Stivako in the printing industry, see: http://www.ipci.eu/.